Are you looking for a unique leadership opportunity for the Fa17/Sp18 academic year? Do you want to make a real and lasting impact on the world around you while earning course credit and learning professional skills that will be valuable for your future? Then apply now for the Engineering for Social Justice Scholars Program!
Engineering for Social Justice Scholars Program
Apply NOW for the Fa’17/Sp’18 program: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/5205718 Interviews begin March 27!
*Courses count toward College of Engineering Liberal Education Electives & Technical Electives for ILEE Degree
The Engineering for Social Justice Scholars Program is a leadership initiative that includes a 2-semester service-learning course experience (ENG 398: Social Justice and STEM Education and ENG 398: Leadership in Engineering for Social Justice). Students apply engineering skills in STEM education outreach activities with youth in Chicago and Champaign-Urbana and create meaningful community and social action projects to support engineering for social justice. The courses include exploration of a range of topics related to social justice and engineering, including structural oppression and inequalities in schooling, the impact of racial and ethnic disparities in STEM education, human-centered design and appropriate technology, history, culture, and politics in engineering, and sustainable community development.